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London Pride Parade, June 2014

The MU will be supporting our LGBT members at this year’s London Pride parade. We are appealing to members to join us at the Parade to celebrate the freedom LGBT people in the UK enjoy and continue to campaign for.

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Buskers arrested in Leicester Square

The MU was shocked to hear that four piece band 'Kings Parade' were arrested for busking in London's Leicester Square on 14 May.

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Dispute at the Ritzy Cinema in Brixton

BECTU members at The Ritzy Cinema in Brixton are campaigning for the London Living Wage (LLW). Show your support by signing the petition.

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Teach Through Music

Teach Through Music is a fully subsidised professional development programme for London’s secondary school music teachers, and others involved in the KS3 music curriculum.

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MU challenges the Royal National Theatre's attempt to replace the War Horse band with a recording

The MU is supporting the five musicians engaged on the acclaimed musical production War Horse, (Neyire Ashworth, Andrew Callard, Jonathan Eddie, David Holt, and Colin Rae) in their application for an Interim Injunction seeking enforcement of the contracts between them and the Royal National Theatre (RNT).

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MU supports 'Back Busking’ campaign

Back Busking

The MU attended the launch of the Mayor of London’s Back Busking campaign at St Pancras this morning, an event which featured a live performance by The King’s Parade, a band featuring MU members.

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Save the George Tavern - east London's historic music venue

The George Tavern, a Grade II listed pub in Stepney, London, is under threat from developers who have purchased the adjoining site.

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Music Education Expo Hub Innovation Award

The Musicians’ Union are pleased to be once again sponsoring the Hub Innovation Award at next year’s Music Education Expo.

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Join TUC march to save the NHS, Manchester, 29 Sept

The MU are supporting the TUC march to "Save The NHS" on 29 September in Manchester. As well as marching we have decided to quite literally "bang the drum" by putting together a samba band for the event with the help of "Manchester School of Samba".

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Campaign to save Bull’s Head Music Room

The Bull's Head remains one of the first and most important jazz venues in Britain and has played a leading role in live jazz music.

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